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Oscar Wilde
OSCAR WILDE The Picture of Dorian Gray 1891 Unabridged Ist UK Ed Original Cloth
Excellent. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 1891 First edition. Published by Ward Lock The first book edition, first issue of Oscar Wilde's classic, and only novel. Containing the preface and additional chapters not printed in the Lippincott magazine, owing to the magazine not wishing to print possible scandalous inferences. A beautiful and rare copy, printed some months before the signed limited edition of 250. 8vo. Original paper covered boards.334pp. + 8pp. Adverts. Misprint nd for 'and' on page 208 line 23 as called for. Parchment and vellum spine as issued. Extremely rare with the notoriously fragile spine Spine has been sympathetically and professionaly reinforced on outer hinges, preserving the ultra rare spine. Lacking a small piece foot of spine, still showing gilt writing however. Spine discoloured somewhat and showing crack across centre. Contents are superb, faint spotting prelims., else no further foxing. Original light green end papers, with no sign of hinge cracking. Bevelled covers lightly rubbed, with original gilt illustration showing bright and clear. ---------------------- Presented in a matching slipcase, this is a lovely copy of the first book issue of Wilde's classic Free post uk only Thank you. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: calvedon [Dorchester, United Kingdom]
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